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post office. i mean, here's the alternative. they are losing $25 million a day. a day. they have to do something! >> reporter: cutting down first class mail what it means for you is that mailers letters and catalogs won't arrive on saturdays but packages, medications, and priority and express mail will still be delivered to your home. now, usps says they believe the american public will stand by its decision. the president has actually endorsed this move in the past. he made it part of his deficit reduction plan in the past. now, for more information on this, you can stay tuned to "cbs this morning" at 7:00. reporting live in pittsburg, cate caugiran, kpix 5. thank you. some breaking news now out of washington, d.c. an administration official says president obama has picked rei president sally jewell as the new secretary of interior. prior to joining rei, she spent 19 years in a commercial banking industry. if confirmed she would replace
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outgoing interior secretary ken salazar. murder in wine country. three bodies found inside a home and this morning the search now on for their killer. it's a developing story from a home on ross station road outside the town of forrestville up in sonoma county. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec has the latest. >> reporter: investigators have been doing a lot more interviews overnight. they say that they are confident they will be able to catch the murderer soon. in the meantime, this person is still on the loose because they say this was not a murder- suicide. three men were found shot to death inside a bedroom in one of the houses on the back end of this property in forrestville. one of the men's brother found them after he hadn't heard from him in several hours. >> we got called at about 3:15 this afternoon by a female reporting party. she was here with her boyfriend. and the boyfriend, his brother is one of the deceased subjects
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inside the residence. so they are the ones that came out and found them. >> reporter: investigators have been talking to that couple as well as some people who live on this property. there are several homes here. while the sheriff's office isn't releasing much of what they've discovered, they say we don't need to be too worried about a murderer on the loose. they say there is no sign of struggle at the shooting scene. none of the three men who were killed live on this property. but one of them is related to someone who has some association with it. now, this morning, we are expecting the coroner to come to the property to collect those bodies. we're also expecting to get more information from investigators. of course, we'll pass that on to you when we get it. live in sonoma county, anne makovec, kpix 5. we are getting a look at the last known image now of a 13-year-old bay area girl who was murdered in fairfield. genelle conway allen last seen thursday afternoon near east tabor avenue and grande circle in fairfield. she was found dead the next morning at allan witt park about three miles away.
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she had been strangled. so far, no word on a motive or suspects. police tell us they will have more information later today. and this morning palo alto police are looking for a man who threatened to kidnap an 11- year-old girl, tried to grab her as she rode her bike. here's a sketch of the suspect. the girl told police she was riding on emerson street around 5:30 at night when the man started yelling at her and tried to grab her arm. the girl told investigators that the man yelled, he was going to kidnap her as she sped away on her bike. the man is six feet tall, 140 to 160 pounds with thin light- colored hair. a powerful earthquake triggered a tsunami that killed at least five people in the south pacific. the 8.0 magnitude quake struck off the solomon islands. the tsunami measuring 5 feet high swapped several villages. up to -- swatched several villages. up to 80 homes were damaged. the solomon islands are in an active earthquake zone, the ring of fire. >> that's a big earthquake. let's check with lawrence and get your thoughts on this.
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>> you know, i was watching that last night and the first thing i worried about was a tsunami in the bay area. we were fortunate it didn't generate one here. that's a huge one. you haven't even experienced a small earthquake. >> yet. i have been here almost a year. >> hopefully just a small one. around the bay area, we have mostly clear skies toward the coastline. a couple of patches of clouds as you head inland. out over the bay not too bad at this hour. the temperatures colder outside. just because we don't have cloud cover to hold up those temperatures, 34 degrees right now in santa rosa. 38 in san jose. and 38 degrees in concord. high pressure sneaking in here for one last day but you can already see that cold system beginning to develop out of the gulf of alaska. that's going to be dropping in to bring with it a chance of rain as early as tomorrow into the bay area. temperatures today usually in the 50s and low 60s. we'll be close although staying cool in spots only about 58 degrees with some sunshine into san jose. about 56 in san francisco. and about 60 degrees even in
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santa rosa. more on that chance of rain and maybe even some snow too liz coming up in just a few minutes. >> thank you, lawrence. yes. things are looking pretty good on bay area roads. i got to say. we have been relatively incident-free for this time of the morning than typical by 6:06 a.m. so here is a live look at san jose. this is 101 near mckee where we sent our photographer this morning. and it's actually looking like speeds are better now than they were even earlier in the morning. headlights are moving northbound. elsewhere to our maps westbound 580 is a little slow and go now especially from 205 to north livermore avenue. then closer towards the dublin interchange, it looks okay. you will notice pretty typical stuff approaching 680 in those west and eastbound lanes of 580. elsewhere riding mass transit, vallejo baylink ferry is having some mechanical issues this morning. so they are having to use bus service. but bart systemwide on time. that's a check of your "timesaver traffic." back to you guys.
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>> all right, elizabeth. thank you. cowboys and chp officers teamed up on a camel rescue in the east bay. just another day in contra costa county. the vet is set to check out rudy the camel this morning. a minivan bumped into his yesterday on his second romp away from home in concord. drivers coached him to safety and cowboys say the camel usually runs away from homes to graze on other properties. >> i been a cowboy my whole life. that's all i have ever done it worked with cows so this is just like i said on the ranch it's creative ingenuity. whatever you can figure out, whatever is going to work especially here on bailey road. road shut down, we need to get this thing in the trailer. >> well, they got him, all right. took the cowboys more than two hours to round up rudy the camel, get him into the trailer. there he is. and off he goes to get checked out by vet some streets will soon have higher speed limits as the city of san ramon, as a result of a 7-year survey that determined many speed limits were just too slow in town. hope is slightly hyper speed limits will ease traffic
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congestion. the new speed limits are set to take effect on february 22. nobody will be pressured into reciting the pledge of allegiance at el cerrito city council meetings. the council opened with a pledge last night and then voted to change its policy for future meetings. they say they will still say the pledge but those who don't want to do so will be invited to observe a moment of silence instead. >> one of the things that came up in our strategic planning for the city was that limitation of the city is that we always -- we do things because that's the way we've always done them. so i want to make sure if we continue to recite the pledge, it's a conscious decision that it's the best way to start our meetings. >> no members of the public spoke against the proposal to make the pledge optional. leaders of the boy scouts of america will vote today on whether or not to keep its ban on gay members. if approved, a new proposal would allow individual scout troops to decide how they want to handle the issue.
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some religious leaders criticized the possible change. advocates for gay rights say it's time for the boy scouts to ban discrimination. the military is poised to extend some benefits to same- sex parents of gay servicemembers. u.s. officials say they are likely to include some health and welfare programs as well as access to on-base stores and services. the move comes 16 months after the pentagon repealed its ban on openly gay service. an announcement is expected in the next few days. white house defending a memo from the department of justice authorizing drone attacks against americans working with terrorists overseas. the memo says such actions are legal under three conditions. if the suspect is engaged in planning operations to kill americans, if it's not possible to capture the suspect before an attack, and if the operation follows u.s. laws and war principles. >> someone who takes up arms against the united states in a war against the united states is an enemy and therefore could be targeted accordingly.
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>> critics say such an attack would violate the constitutional rights of american terror suspects to a trial by jury. so far there's only one known case of an american targeted with a drone strike, anwar al- awlaki in yemen in 2011. president obama meanwhile set to visit the middle east next month with stops in israel, the west bank and jordan. it would be the first time for the president to visit israel since becoming the president more than four years ago. he is going to meet with prime minister benjamin netanyahu. the white house says the trip will focus on the resumption of talks between israel and palestine. it is 6:10. governor brown messing with texas. his response to a new ad aimed at stealing california business. >> plus, pick your poison. how the type of soda in that mixed drink could be making you more drunk. >> a hawaiian holiday they will never forget. some outrigger canoers get a love tap from a humpback whale all on video coming up.
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mighty big love tap. >> good video. >> yes. there is danger at the beach and the government wants to make sure you know about it. this morning, the coast guard, national park service and the state parks department are holding training exercises in a news conference at half moon bay. there have been a number of deaths along the northern california coast since november so we'll have to see what they are going to say. >> okay. 6:15. let's see what liz has to say about traffic. >> the metering lights are on. >> oh, boy. >> i know. i know frank gets excited about that. it's getting busy at the bay bridge toll plaza. [ laughter ] >> this is just your usual stuff at 6:15 this morning. they turned them off just after 6:00 and the commute is now starting to back up maybe about a ten-minute wait to get you onto the span jammed towards the en of the parking lot to the first overcrossing. slow through the nimitz freeway. 880 as you pass the oakland coliseum gets more crowded on northbound 880 past the downtown oakland exit. but so far, the real rush really hasn't heated up yet. usually around 8:00 we start to
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see that bottleneck in those northbound lanes. elsewhere to our maps, highway 4 this is definitely one of our slow spots. you can see it as you approach lone tree way. once you got past those antioch exits, things improve towards pittsburg-bay point. we have been relatively incident-free so far this morning though. no major accidents, a few ones popping up here and there but they are quickly cleared to the right-hand shoulder. so nothing much blocking languages. through the altamont pass, 21 minutes between 205 and 680 and the dublin interchange. golden gate bridge they did some lane changes a little while ago so headlights are moving southbound towards doyle drive no delay towards san francisco. bart all trains on time including those heading towards downtown san francisco. just a note, vallejo baylink ferry they are running bus service all morning long. the ferries are having some mechanical issues. you may experience delays. that's a check of your "timesaver traffic." here's lawrence with a check of your rainy forecast? >> yeah. liz. did you say the metering lights are on?
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>> yes, i did! >> oh, my goodness! [ laughter ] folks, we get to see some very interesting weather coming up over the next couple of days. outside right now, we have some mostly clear skies out over the bay couple of clouds showing up in the valleys. cooler start to the day because of that clear sky and well, we are going to see a cool to mild afternoon. but plenty of sunshine today. but showers could make a return as early as tomorrow. they will be cold, too. you have the system out of the gulf of alaska. high pressure bringing us a fairly nice day today but this system going to be dropping in to bring with it some unsettled weather maybe some showers outside not a real strong storm system but we'll definitely feel the change in the temperatures. then a chance of some rain. all right. let's see if we can time it out through the day today. not bad. tonight clouds thicken up. tomorrow morning 6:00 you can see some showers lingering across the bay area. nothing real heavy but scattered showers on and off throughout the day tomorrow and into friday, as well. cold enough thursday night into friday we could so snow down to 2500 feet.
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around the state 60s in the central valley, 40s and 50s in the high country. around our bay temperatures in the 50s and also the low 60s. and the next couple of days, chance of some unsettled weather pretty cool right through thursday and friday. drying out for the weekend. but if you didn't hear liz said the metering lights are now on! >> i think those were the metering lights lights. >> thank you very much. that's why i do not do traffic. >> meteor look its? >> metering lights. that's why i'm leaving it to the professional. >> say that fast five time. >> did you know it was national weatherman day yesterday? >> yeah. i told frank to give you a hug for me. >> thank you so much. thank you so much for that, michelle. [ laughter ] >> the day's over. no love now. [ laughter ] no love here. governor brown has some tough talk for the texans who want to lure california companies away. here's his response to new radio campaign out of the lone star state. >> it's not a bump. it's barely a fart. should i liken it to when you
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stand by the ocean? no. it's a big nothing. a lot of these texans that come here, they don't go back. >> tell us how you really feel. the spots by texas governor rick perry tout the lower cost of doing business there. he makes regular trips out west as well trying to convince california companies to move. >> i don't think the governor is worried. >> no. health news now the new skinny on vegetable fats. they may not be as healthy as first thought. a study in the british medical judge followed heart patients who replaced butter with vegetable-based oil and margarines that use safflower. researchers found those patients had a higher risk of death. according to doctors the results may change future dietary guidelines. cocktail lovers out there beware. turns out something strange happens when you mix diet soda with your favorite alcohol. drinks made with diet soda can make me drunker faster than cocktails made with sugary soda. the added impairment apparently is equal to an extra shot of booze. >> there is no sugar in it so
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it goes through the stomach a lot faster. the diet mixers kind of fast forward the digestion process of sending the alcohol into the bloodstream. >> it doesn't give your stomach anything to work off like regular soda so i wouldn't say it surprises me, no. >> so, in other words, without the sugar, the alcohol is metabolized much faster. by the way, this information comes from a study done by northern kentucky university, which of course is jack and coke country. >> of course out of a university, right? >> there you go. maybe some college kids, i don't know. >> who knows. 6:20. the iconic bay area landmark with a criminal past. >> and "linsanity" back! down in texas, the warriors try to keep up their winning streak against the rockets. which team tied an nba record with threes. coming your way.
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in san jose last night... ' jonathan (taves the suddenly cold sharks are getting days off after three losses in four days. they won their first seven. they have lost three in a row. san jose last night chicago's jonathan got the steal passed the put to patrick kane who buries it to go up 4-3 for chicago of a late empty netter giving the blackhawks the 5-3 victory. chicago remains the only nhl team without a loss in regulation as they beat the sharks last night 5-3. houston there was a problem for warriors last night. palo alto's jeremy lin had a game-high 28 for the rockets. houston put on a clinic behind the arc tying an nba record 14 three-pointers. that was the first half. they finished with 23 to tie the record. lin a career-high 5 of them. final score, not pretty. 140-109. the warriors' winning streak over. next up a tougher opponent, kevin durant and oklahoma. but it is the warriors' three- pointers or one of them that makes our play of the day.
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first half winding down, steph curry with the ball, here we go, and what's he going to do? >> he is going to launch it. >> he is going to launch it! half court and it's good. but that was the lone highlight from curry. he finished with 7 on a three for 12 shooting night but the midcourt 3 is good for the play of the day. >> i always like those half court shots. they are so cool. 6:25 right now. coming up a bay area landmark's shady past. how police say it's tied to a stalker's twisted plot. >> the postal service says it's making some cutbacks. we'll tell you why the agency says it had no choice. >> and a murder mystery up in wine country. three people found dead and the killer is still out there. what police are ruling out this morning coming your way. es day. save up to $500 on beautyrest and posturepedic. get a sealy queen set for just $399. even get 3 years interest-free financing on tempur-pedic. keep more presidents in your wallet. sleep train's presidents' day sale
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triple homicides are unusual. >> murders in wine country. three bodies are found in a sonoma county home and the killer is on the loose. >> you see behind me crime scene investigators are still on the scene. there's yellow tape all around what is essentially a compound of houses here. >> bay area drivers had to take ee vasive action to avoid hitting a camel. >> going to go on my resume' as something i have never done before. >> half dozen cowboys round up a runaway camel. >> this camel has a name. his name is rudy and he is known here in the area. >> get ready for big changes in your mail service. >> the post office plans to stop saturday delivery by summer. >> this is breaking a 150-year tradition. >> that's bizarre. >> a mysterious bay area landmark turns out to be part
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of a stalker's twisted plot. >> from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "eyewitness news this morning." captions by: caption colorado >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. good morning, everyone. it's wednesday, february 6. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it is 6:30. and some drastic changes are coming to the postal service all in an effort to save billions of dollars. it's slashing saturday delivery this summer. the postmaster general makes it official in less than 30 minutes from now. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran is in pittsburg with the critics who say it's not enough. good morning, cate. >> reporter: good morning, frank and michelle. the postal service says they believe the american public will stand behind the move. they also say it's one the president has endorsed in the past and in fact, president obama has made it part of his reduction -- or deficit reduction package just last year. the financially struggling agency says this move will save
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them about $2 billion and the agency says it's lost about $41 billion over the past six years, $16 billion last year alone this as more mailers have turned to email, internet and online banking. the post office says it tried different options to cut costs in the past. it slashed hours of services at half the nation's 26,000 post offices. every and trim the its workforce by 35% but they say there's only so much they could do without congressional approval. congress never passed a reform bill to give them more flexibility to modernize and streamline services. the cuts will take place this summer but experts say these cuts just aren't enough. >> it won't come close to solving the postal service's problems. it's got to look at more fundamental changes in its infrastructure, its compensation costs, retirement obligations and also what it does and who does its business. >> reporter: the cuts apply to first class mail meaning letters and catalogs won't be
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arriving at home on saturdays but everything else like packages, medications, priority and express mail will. now, again, that official announcement is expected in about less than 30 minutes. "cbs this morning" will have continuing coverage at 7:00. reporting live in pittsburg, cate cate kpix 5. this morning, we are also learning that president obama has picked rei president and ceo sally jewell as the new secretary of the interior. prior to joining rei, she spent 19iers in the commercial banking industry. if she is confirmed, she would replace the outgoing interior secretary ken salazar. an update on some developing news from the north bay. a triple murder with no suspects. three men were found shot to death in a home on ross station road outside the sonoma county town of forrestville. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec is in sonoma county where deputies are still looking for the killer. anne. >> reporter: they say they are confident they will catch the killer or killers in this case.
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they were doing more interviews here in the north bay overnight. not saying a lot about what information they are getting from those people. they say this case was not a murder-suicide. three men were found shot to death in a bedroom in one of the houses in the back end of this property in forrestville. one of the men's brother found them around 3 p.m. yesterday afternoon. he was there to check on his brother after he hadn't heard from him. investigators have been talking to him and some others who live on this property. there are several homes here. while the sheriff's office isn't saying much of what they have discovered, they say we don't need to be too worried about a murderer on the loose. >> this was not a random crime. so i don't believe that there's any danger to, you know, any of the citizens of sonoma county or anywhere else. >> reporter: when you say this is not a random crime, what do you mean by that? >> just that -- i -- i'm not going to get into the details of our investigation at this time.
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it's too early. >> reporter: so they do say though there was no sign of struggle at the shooting scene. none of the three men who were killed live on the property. but one of them is related to someone who has some association with that property. the coroner is going to be there this morning to collect those bodies. right now they are still on scene. live in sonoma county, anne makovec, kpix 5. new details expected today from police in a murder mystery of a 13-year-old girl from solano county. this is the last known picture of genelle conway allen last seen thursday near east tabor and grande circle in fairfield. she was found dead the next morning at allan witt park about three miles away. she had been strangled. so far no word on a motive or suspect. antolin garcia-torres has a court date in san jose this morning. the 21-year-old is charged with the murder of morgan hill teenager sierra lamar who disappeared last march. he is also accused of three
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carjackings in 2009. garcia-torres might enter pleas in those cases today. it is 6:35 now. emergency crews are trying to reach four remote villages after a deadly earthquake and tsunami in the south pacific northeast of australia off the solomon islands. the quake today generated a small tsunami with waves up to 5 feet. at least five people were killed and more are missing and presumed dead. magnitude 8 quake and tsunami forced evacuations on the western side of santa cruz islands. up to 80 homes and properties have been damaged and i'm sure more to come. >> no kidding. 6:35 right now. you were tracking the earthquake last night. >> the first thing you think about here is boy, is it going to generate a tsunami we'll have to worry about? it didn't. so right now, we are lucky but outside right now we have mostly clear skies out over the bay. looking good so far as we are waking up to a colder morning and that's because we're not having the cloud cover that we had yesterday. so temperatures chilly if you are stepping outside. 34 degrees right now in santa
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rosa. 38 in concord. 39 livermore. 45 into san francisco. high pressure looks to give us a decent day although temperatures will be slightly warmer. we'll see a little more sunshine but you have this guy encroaching toward the bay area in the next 24 hours. that means it looks like a chance of some rain coming our way, too. temperatures expected to be in the upper 50s in the south bay today. east bay upper 50s, as well. should be mostly sunny this afternoon. a little cool inside the bay. temperatures in the 50s and 60s. more on the possibility of rain coming up. right now let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> right towards the bay bridge, it's stacking up towards about the foot of the maze probably about 15 minutes now just to get you on the bridge and it looks kind of crowded up the incline, as well. let's go to the maps because we're watching what sounds like now a bad crash near devil's slide there in pacifica. head-on collision. so fire crews, emergency crews, still heading to the scene. so at this point we know at least one direction of highway 1 is blocked. you want to avoid the area. not sure how serious those injuries are right now. but this is not an easy area
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and again, we are hearing at least one direction blocked, head-on crash likely injuries involved. a stalled big rig on southbound 680 blocking one lane approaching highway 242. that's a check of traffic. back to you guys. >> all right, elizabeth. thank you. a roaming camel forced drivers to take evasive maneuvers on a concord street. >> some surprised drivers. vets now checking out the animal after a minivan bumped into the camel. rudy the camel doesn't appear to be injured after he ran away from the accident scene in concord. this was the second time that rudy had escaped from his home in 24 hours. 911 dispatch called in some cowboys to get a little help. >> i have been a cowboy my whole life. that's all i have ever done is worked with cows. on the ranch it's creative ingenuity. whatever you figure out whatever will work especially here on bailey road. road shut down, we need to get this thing in the trailer. >> and there is rudy. they got him. it took them hours to round him
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up and get him into the trailer. the vet will check him out. san jose police officers association has begun new contract talks now with city officials. the poa says this year, it wants officers' salaries restored to levels before the recent 10% paycuts. union also is calling for three% raises in each of the next two years. just about all the city workers have endured recent pay and pension reductions and several officers have retired or some have left the police department for other cities. an east bay city is changing the way it starts its council meetings. it will no longer be automatic that people recite the pledge of allegiance to open city council meetings in el cerrito. the council last night decided to invite those who did not want to say the pledge to observe a moment of silence instead. a strange landmark in san francisco turns out to have even more peculiar origins. a labyrinth made from rocks off bernal heights boulevard has been puzzling locals for a few years. well, it turns out to be the
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work of an alleged stalker. the district attorney's office accuses a 34-year-old man of stalking a girl for 10 years and writing about her in a blog. investigators say the suspect was arrested last year after inviting the girl to meet him at the labyrinth. >> you live in san francisco. you can't really [ indiscernible ] >> that suspect is on trial. 6:39. a lucky strike. how an arkansas couple won the lottery twice in one weekend. >> you could call it a south bay fixer-upper. so why does it cost nearly $2 million? >> good question. and the market just opened up about 10 minutes ago. let's take a quick check of the early numbers. looks like a down day thus far. we'll update the numbers with our financial reporter jason brooks coming up. announcer: cbs wednesday, a csi event. i'm looking for d.b. russell. announcer: a crime in vegas...
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days. well, imagine going from one big event like the super bowl to another big event like mardi gras in just a matter of days. that's what new orleans is doing. they are now in a mad rush to clean up. crews are moving like clockwork to clear stage equipment from jackson square. the same kind of effort is under way along river bound lanes right in front of the superdome. >> this is a big operation. so it's quite impressive. >> the way that they're turning around the city, i have to tell you, it's incredible. >> they really are incredible. carnaval parades start tonight and continue every night through mardi gras next tuesday, fat tuesday. boy, new orleans can handle. they know what they're doing. >> are you getting homesick? >> i know. >> you saw all that video. >> i fell in love the city. it's absolutely unbelievable. we have been talking about the southern hospitality.
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>> share this story. >> we were on the corner of the three of us, our little team, and we were wondering where we were going to go and eat and this guy in a delivery truck was just sitting in his cab and he said, what are you guys looking for? we said we're looking for a good breakfast place. hop in, i'll take you. we loved him. >> so you ended up in kentucky. [ laughter ] >> bernard took us to an excellent place. we loved bourbon street. but the guys know how to party. >> well, yeah. >> they really do. the capital. >> this is bourbon street right here. you can take a look. a lot of people were walking down there. took a carriage ride through the vieux carre. so you have bourbon street and then you have frenchman street. that's where alternatives go. that's their bourbon street. a little calmer. but look at all the beads on the streets. and you know, the success of a mardi gras parade is measured by how many beads you clean up from the streets. so there you go. bars never close. they don't even have locks on
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their doors because they don't close. look at this, lawrence, a big rainstorm. >> i was loving that. >> i know you were. we were completely soaked by the end of the show. and, of course, the food. you have to love the food. i brought you presents. some coffee from cafe du monde, pralines, and everyone in the newsroom. of course your beads. >> on the beads. >> yeah. >> i got to do the beads from new orleans. >> really three strands? that's all you brought home? >> that's it. >> you didn't work very hard. >> i had to give some to my girls. all you have to do is go along the streets and clean them all up. >> we're glad to have you back and i'm sorry you went through so much hard work. what a life. what a good trip for you. >> it's new orleans. around the bay area today, we have some changes coming. a few less clouds out there. we have some more sunshine on the way. looking like we are going to have some chance of some showers coming up as we head in toward tomorrow. in fact, it looks like a chance of some unsettled weather maybe
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even a little snow in the bay area. snow levels dropping to about 2500 feet. high pressure remaining in place for now. but tomorrow, that will change as this low begins to drop down. that will bring with it some very cold air out of the gulf of alaska. and a chance we could see some showers and some low snow levels outside. very interesting on the computer models today. not a bad day in store for us today but then the clouds thicken up tonight and tomorrow morning a chance of some showers developing around the bay area. not going to be a real heavy soaker but scattered showers on and off throughout the day with very cold temperatures. you will want to bundle up the next couple of days. sfo looking okay. mostly clear there. no delays are expected. around the country we could see showers and thunderstorms into houston, 54 degrees in denver, about 30 and cold again in chicago. and 41 in new york. temperatures around the bay in the 50s and the low 60s today. tomorrow, a chance of some unsettled weather continuing right into friday and then saturday and sunday, a return to some dry weather over the weekend. liz? >> okay. we have some updated
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information now approaching devil's slide. they are working on one-way traffic control on highway 1. head-on collision approaching park pacifica. hopefully they will clear it quickly. emergency crews are on scene now but you will want to avoid the area because there are very likely delays. elsewhere, we'll go out towards southbound 680 right there approaching 242. we still have that stalled big rig. they are working to clear it. it's still in lanes, maybe sluggish across that stretch but not too bad toward walnut creek. elsewhere, here's a live look across the golden gate bridge. flowing nicely towards doyle drive. coming into san francisco, and here's a look up the incline over at the bay bridge. it's a tight squeeze across that camera but metering lights are on. let's go to our other live traffic cameras and show you conditions around the bay area. here's a live look at 101 traffic approaching the mckee exit. you can see it's crowded in those northbound lanes of 101
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just your usual commute across that area. and some bay area bridges for you now. here's a live look at the san mateo bridge. this is westbound 92, the drive time is about 15 minutes out of hayward heading towards foster city. that's a check of traffic. back to you guys. >> thank you. losses eased a bit in the latest quarterback for an online game company in san francisco. here to talk about that kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks. >> reporter: good morning. a much-needed earnings win for zynga. maker of past hits like mafia wars and farmville company still lost money $48 million not as much as expected, quite a bit less than it lost last year, 10 times as little. and also revenue of $311 million topped expectations anywhere between 50 and $100 million. interesting stat that sink da talked about one quarter of its 300 million users access their games vie were mobile devices for zynga and that's a big key going forward making sure it
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can make money off that now that its reliance on facebook has lessened over the past year. investors seemed to like those numbers. zynga shares up 5% in early trading right now. they were up 7% yesterday in anticipation of that report. market on a roller coaster ride the past few sessions. a couple of triple-digit swings. the dow is back up 99 points yesterday, once again closing in on 14,000. let's see how the numbers are doing in the early going. a little bit of selling after some pressure in europe. dow dropping 47 points. nasdaq down 8. s&p moving lower by 4 points. facebook benefiting from zynga's earnings, its shares up by 2%. and hp up by 1%. frank and michelle, back to you. >> thank you, kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks. it is 6:50. it is an intriguing housing trend in the silicon valley and elsewhere. old rundown houses listed for more than a million bucks. here's a prime example in sunnyvale an 80-year-old four-
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bedroom 1700-square-foot home that needs work. asking price, $1.8 million. the reason? well, it's near apple's new headquarters. the so-called spaceship across the city line in cupertino. and it's on a third of an acre of land. >> the house is worth nothing. it's the land that it sets on. >> all about the land. a developer can raze the house and then build several condos in its place. a lot of dough. time for a look at what's coming up later on "cbs this morning." >> yes. gayle king joins us now from new york. good morning, gayle. we met in new orleans. it was so lovely meeting you finally. >> i was going to say hello, michelle, my new best friend. frank, where were you? >> someone had to hold down the fort, you know? i was back here. >> yes, michelle and i, we had such a bonding time. we talked about you a little bit. so it's good to see you, frank. >> wow. okay. >> good to see you. >> do tell. [ laughter ] >> it was all good things. [ laughter ] ahead, rewriting what we know about massive earthquakes.
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we'll ask a physics professor about the new theory that part of the west coast could be much more vulnerable to a super quake. yikes. plus, john miller gives us an inside look at the fbi hostage rescue team. that elite unit saved a kidnapped boy in alabama. the news is back in the morning and we'll see you at 7:00. michelle and frank, back to you. frank, next time, maybe next time. >> yeah. i think the next super bowl is in new york. so that's not all that bad. you don't even have to go anywhere. >> gayle, thank you. >> i know. >> of course the big show coming up at 7:00. thank you, gayle. well, students from newtown, connecticut will be featured as part of the grammy awards. it comes after an emotional super bowl performance with jennifer hudson. the children will be interviewed live via satellite during the grammy preshow. they will introduce a prerecorded version of "over the rainbow" and are scheduled to do a live performance of the song "call me maybe." the kids will be in good company. some of the best and brightest stars will fill the staples
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center in l.a. for sunday's grammys. i got a chance to chat with their host, ll cool j. he says it's a night you just can't miss. >> you have elton john, ed sharon, alicia keys, maroon 5, it's going to be a lot of fun. it's going to be a great night. justin timberlake making a comeback. it's going to be great. >> he went on and on. believe me. the 55th grammy awards airing on sunday right here on kpix 5. it starts at 8:00 right after "60 minutes." >> he is a great host. >> he is. great guy, too. we chatted for a good five minutes. an arkansas couple says it's redemption. but other lottery players may say this is just not fair. the couple bought two winning scratch-off tickets over the weekend. first one worth a million bucks. their next ticket was worth $50,000. both thought it would raise some eyebrows because they were married and they both had big winners in the same weekend. >> i thought we would go into a
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room and get a lie detector test and have to put our hand on a bible. >> they are from arkansas. in one weekend they won $1,050,000 and they say,up, we're going to play it again, too. >> they're lucky, right? >> back to back. that's unbelievable. >> good for them. time now 6:53. coming up a final check of your top stories. >> plus, leftout in the cold. which monopoly token is given the boot coming up.
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♪ i -- i got it, i got it made ♪ ♪ i got it made, i got it made ♪ ♪ i got it made ♪ ♪ fresh at subway ♪ ♪ breakfast made the way i say ♪ [ male announcer ] at subway you got breakfast made. like an under 200 calorie steak egg white & cheese. subway. eat fresh. [ telephone rings ] good evening this is flo. [laughs] yes, i'm that flo. aren't you sweet! licensed phone-ups available 24/7. call 1-800-progressive. sonoma county investigators worked through the night at the scene of a triple murder, near forestville. checking today's top stories, sonoma county investigators work through the night at the scene of a triple murder near forrestville. three men were found shot to death inside a home in a remote
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area. authorities aren't saying why they don't think it was random. there is no suspect information at this time but officials say they don't think there is any danger to anyone else. the financially troubled u.s. postal service plans to stop regular mail deliveries on saturdays but will continue delivering packages six days a week. live pictures now, postmaster general patrick donahoe will make it official during a news conference scheduled a few minutes from now. package delivery is still a strong point for the usps, increasing 14% since 2010. it was a close call for a camel roaming around on a concord street. rudy is set for a veterinarian exam after a minivan hit him yesterday. the spooked animal tied up traffic along bailey road but cowboys helped officers on scene to coax rudy into the trailer. rudy is doing okay. so that's good. >> i think liz has a love affair with rudy. >> he looks so sad like he is going to camel jail. [ laughter ] >> camel hospital. >> i also like the cowboys,
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too. [ laughter ] >> wow. >> rudy is fine. the minivan probably not so good. >> how about some weather, big guy? >> we have society clouds that are rolling our way but not today. it looks like cold temperatures early on 30s and 40s by the afternoon. a lot of sunshine. keeping you in the 40s and low 60s. storm clouds rolling in for tomorrow. chance of showers on thursday and friday. liz? >> we are just getting word of a new problem northbound 680 approaching andrade. it's a big rig sideways in one of the slow lanes. so we're already seeing slower speeds in the commute direction. and we're watching a head-on crash highway 1 near devil's slide. they are doing one-way traffic control in pacifica. bay bridge backed up to the maze. >> i like the beads by the way. nice touch. >> i forgot my jewelry at home this morning. >> i had to bring you some beads, elizabeth. >> okay. well, it looks like scotty the dog has a new nemesis. monopoly fans voted the iron token -- it is out of the game now. and the cat is in. the final hours of the save
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your token campaign on facebook. the iron, wheelbarrow and shoe neck and neck for elimination. this is the first time fans have had a say on which token to eliminate and replace so good-bye, iron. hello, cat. >> they should have replaced the shoe with a high heel. >> a pump? >> you would say that. >> how about a football? >> a football. [ laughter ] >> no. thanks for watching "eyewitness news this morning," everyone. remember, your next local update is at 7:25. >> we're going to let you go after this. long day. >> heading out. >> going home. >> have a great day. "cbs this morning" is coming up next. captions by: caption colorado good morning to our viewers in the west. it is wednesday, february 6th, 2013. welcome to "cbs this morning." the fbi says an alabama kidnaper's bunker was wired to
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explode. former fbi insider john miller shows us the team that risked their lives to save a little boy. a leaked memo spells out the case for killing american-born terrorists with drones. a big change coming to the way you get your mail delivered. but we begin this morning with today's "eye opener" your world in 90 seconds. >> they were getting increasingly worried as he would boobytrap the entrance for blow the entrance and himself up. >> this morning technicians are looking forplosionexplosives. >> ethan turns 6 years old today, safe and sound at home. the white house coming under fire for controversial justice department memo that contains the legal justification for drone strikes against u.s. citizens found operatives of al qaeda. an


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